When I was in the military ingrown hairs or razor bumps was of particular concern to all military personnel. A great percentage of men and women suffered from this condition known as Pseudofolicullitis Barbae (PFB).
What is Pseudofolloculitis barbae?
Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a disorder occurring when hair curves back into the skin instead of straight out the follicle, leading to an inflammation reaction. These inflamed papules or pustules can form especially if the area becomes infected. Pseudofolliculitis barbae can further be divided into two types of ingrown hairs: transfollicular and extrafollicular. The extrafollicular hair is a hair that has exited the follicle and reentered the skin. The transfollicular hair never exits the follicle, but because of its naturally curly nature curls back into the follicle causing fluid build-up and irritation. This is especially problematic for men of African descent and other people with curly hair.
The US Army has always enforced a clean-shaven face policy. The lack of understanding of this condition created tension and hostility between soldiers and the chain of command. I felt that proper education on shaving methods and the treatment of PFB, including judicious breaks from shaving (no shaving profiles), was essential. It was during this period that I first had the idea of inventing a medical device that would lift trapped ingrown hairs tips out of the skin without damaging the follicle.
In the past to remedy ingrown hairs – tweezers, needles and other rigid devices were often employed. These alternatives were generally ineffective in treating PFB. It is medically preferred to extricate the non-rooted end of the ingrown hair, so that it can be shaved along with surrounding hairs. Sometimes individuals would squeeze or pop razor bumps, however this would usually result in skin damage, black spots and sometimes keloids.
After years of research and development I was granted a patent for a method and apparatus for extricating ingrown hairs and relieving pain and discomfort associated with Pseudofolicullitis Barbae (PFB).
This newly patented device (Razoraid) is registered with the Food and Drug Administration and dermatologist recommended.
You have my personal guarantee that by using Razoraid and the information on this website, you will be able to better manage your Pseudofolliculitis barbae.
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please contact me directly at email@example.com.
R. W. Scott